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Title Sudden courage : youth in France confront the Germans, 1940-1945 / Ronald C. Rosbottom.
Author Rosbottom, Ronald C., 1942- author.
Publication [New York, NY] : HarperAudio, 2019.
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 13 min., 56 sec.)) : digital
Time 101356
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audio file rdaft
Call # eAUDIO
Performer Read by Michael David Axtell.
Summary The author of the acclaimed When Paris Went Dark, longlisted for the National Book Award, returns to World War II once again to tell the incredible story of the youngest members of the French Resistance--many only teenagers--who waged a hidden war against the Nazi occupiers and their collaborators in Paris and across France.On June 14, 1940, German tanks rolled into Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation. Most citizens adapted and many even allied themselves with the new fascist leadership. Yet others refused to capitulate; in answer to the ruthless violence, shortages, and curfews imposed by the Nazis, a resistance arose. Among this shadow army were Jews, immigrants, communists, workers, writers, police officers, shop owners, including many young people in their teens and twenties.Ronald Rosbottom tells the riveting story of how those brave and untested youth went from learning about literature to learning the art of sabotage, from figuring out how to solve an equation to how to stealthily avoid patrols, from passing notes to stealing secrets--and even learning how to kill. The standard challenges of adolescence were amplified and distorted.Sudden Courage brilliantly evokes this dark and uncertain period, from the beginning of the occupation until the last German left French soil. A chronicle of youthful sacrifice and courage in the face of evil, it is a story that holds relevance for our own time, when democratic nations are once again under threat from rising nativism and authoritarianism. Beyond that, it is a riveting investigation about what it means for a young person to come of age under unpredictable and violent circumstances.
Note Online resource; title from title details screen (OverDrive, viewed August 29, 2019).
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Youth -- France.
France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945.
German Occupation of France (1940-1945) (OCoLC)fst01353176
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Underground movements, War. (OCoLC)fst01355184
Youth. (OCoLC)fst01183341
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Genre Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Axtell, Michael David, narrator.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
ISBN 9780062917287 (electronic audio bk.)
0062917285 (electronic audio bk.)

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